Botanical Printing For Fiber - Using Nature to Create Surface Designs for Weavers, Felters and Quilters
Do you love nature? Learn to print using leaves, flowers, seed pods and other natural materials to create patterns on wool, silk, and cotton fabrics. This eco-printing evokes our Colorado outdoors. After learning the simple eco-printing techniques on cotton, silk and wool samples, you will create a larger surface design on the fabric type of your choice. You could create a silk scarf, a cotton fat-quarter/apron or a wool square for felting. In addition to using natural materials, the class will also use natural dyes. Carol will provide all the materials. Feel free to bring botanical materials to try. Now is the time to collect! Best are leaves that have turned color, then dry flat between paper (newspaper works great). All of the materials are non-toxic and sustainable.
INSTRUCTOR: Carol Garnand WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, 9 am - 4 pm SKILL LEVEL: All levels from beginner to advanced. Bring enthusiasm and interest in learning new techniques, plus the ability to stand for up to 10 minutes at a time. FEE: $105.00 - Includes instruction and all the materials needed for samples and final project. There will be a break for lunch; please bring your own lunch. STUDENTS TO BRING: Wear clothing that may get stained and bring an apron and rubber gloves. Students will be outside for short periods of time, so dress accordingly.
This class will teach basic felting techniques. We will learn how to make dimensional, seamless felt and get pointers on some really fun surface designs. Each pair of mittens will reflect the colors and textures selected by the makers. No experience is necessary, but knowledge of how to lay out roving for wet felting is beneficial. This workshop has been developed to allow for as much individuality as possible so each student will be able to focus on techniques and creativity. With step-by-step instructional handouts they will be able to take their learning beyond the classroom to create more felted projects on their own at home. Time: 9:00 – 4:00 Skill Level: Beginners and more experienced felters are both welcome Class Fee of $95 Includes: Use of all felting equipment; wool roving, embellishments, handout with explicit instructors; use of instructor patterns. Class fee to be paid to the instructor, prior to the workshop. Max # of Students: 12 Minimum # of Students: 5 Students need to Bring: notebook and pen or pencil; 2 old bath towels; sharp scissors; waterproof apron (optional); plastic tub or bucket (at least 1 qt.); comfortable shoes.